Radhia MEBARKIA Radhia MEBARKIA

Big Events
Upper-Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, defining and non-defining relative clauses will be contextualised (within the context of big events ) and introduced using briefly a reading text and then highlighted and clarified in terms of meaning, form and pronunciation before doing further oral practice.

Materials

Abc WB
Abc Questions'Cards
Abc Months and Big Events' Cards
Abc Relative Pronoun
Abc Relative Clauses' Combination
Abc Relative Clauses' Cards
Abc Events' Cards
Abc Reading text

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of defining and non-defining relative clauses in the context of big events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion or interview in the context of Big events

Procedure

Lead-in context (3-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the context of the reading text.

The teacher starts by arranging the classroom seating then write the date of the Aug.30th on the WB then ask the Sts to guess its meaning via CCQs.Sts are supposed to know that is a big military event in Turkey.Next, the teacher introduces the game of travelling to attend events all over the world, asks the Sts to stand up, get into a group of 3 or 4, choose a travelling destination then give them events' cards where some are right others are not and the Sts should decide then check the answers with their partners.

Reading task (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a a reading text

The teacher the Sts to read texts then fill the gaps in with relative clauses' s cards (individually). Next, the teacher asks them to check and discuss their answers in pairs and then elicit ideas from them.

Highlighting target language (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher highlights the defining and non-defining relative clauses for the sake to get the attention as well as raise awareness of the Sts of the target language.The teacher asks the Sts to work individually to complete the sentences with a relative pronoun only if necessary. After that, the Sts show their answers to their partners and take a turn to ask questions about the answers using a relative clause.

Clarifiying target language (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

To clarify the meaning of the defining and non-defining relative clauses: The teacher is to demonstrate with 2 examples on the WB then ask CCQs.For instance: Turkey is the name of the country that I would like to visit. Turkey that is the name of the country I would like to visit. Are they defining Turkey?Yes, they are Are they defining in the same way? No, they aren't. Can you drop the relative pronoun in the first sentence? Yes, you can. Can you drop the relative pronoun in the second sentence? No, you can't. Is the relative clause in the first sentence necessary to define? No, it isn't. (non-defining) Is the relative clause in the second sentence necessary to define? Yes, it is.(defining) To clarify the form: The teacher is to write new sentences on the WB using different colours to show the way relative clauses are combined as well as different, for instance: Main clause+relative pronoun+relative clause. S.+relative pronoun+relative clause+main clause. To clarify pronunciation: The teacher gets the Sts drill relative clauses to mark pauses.

Language practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Depending on time, the teacher will decide whether to get the Sts practice in pairs the combination of defining/non-defining relative clauses or introduces the game of Months and Turkish Celebrations/Big Events. the teacher asks the Sts to choose a different partner then give each pair a month (religious month/national/season/fruits, etc. Next, the teacher asks them to decide about the big events for each month.the step after is that each pair has to report its big events to the WC by using defining or non-defining relative clauses.

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